Wildcat Central

June 1 - June 7


Per CCS policy, students who have more than 7 absences will receive a failing grade for the semester.  

Parent Portal
If you missed Open House but would still like to learn about Parent Portal, an online site where parents can go and access student's grades and attendance, please come by AHS to get instructions.  We will need a copy of your picture ID.  You can bring it with you or we can make a copy for you.  There is also an agreement you must sign.  If you would like to download a copy and bring it with you, you can find it at Cherokee County Schools website at: www.cherokee.k12.nc.us and choose the Parent Portal Use Agreement link in the center of the page. 

School Hours  
AHS school day begins at 7:55 am and ends at 3:05 pm. Excessive tardies will result in detention.  Please ensure your son or daughter is at school and on time. 

Students cannot sign out of school for lunch.  Leaving for lunch is an infraction of Cherokee County Board Policy 4215 (see page 9 in your handbook).  Students leaving for lunch, or family/friends bringing food from restaurants to school, violates the guidelines for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.  

Lunch is provided daily at AHS and students are welcome to bring lunch from home, but there can be no outside commercial competition to the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  Violation of this policy jeopardizes the Free and Reduced Lunch program for all students.  

If students have dentist or doctor's appointments scheduled during lunch, parents will need to come to AHS and sign out their students in person. 


Virginia Haynes, Cherokee County Principal of the Year!

Joslyn Parker, our 2014 AHS Teacher of the Year!

Mark Your Calendars   

 Monday, May 25No School
 Tuesday, May 26Fire Fighter II, Health Science II and Makeup Vocat Exams.  All other students on regular schedule.

Wed, May 27 

Makeup Vocat Exams if needed. All other students on regular schedule.
Thursday, May 28 1st and 3rd period exams
Friday, May 29   2nd and 4th period exams
Power Puff game at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 30 Athletic Banquet at 6:00 p.m. at Andrews First Baptist Church
 Sunday, May 31


Thank you

Thank you very much to the Wildcat Club for the terrific athletic banquet on Saturday night.  The food was delicious and it was wonderful to honor so many of our student athletes. 


The AHS Class of 2015 will hold their Commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 4th at 8:00 p.m. in Hugh Hamilton Stadium.


We will be giving the NC End of Course tests in English II, Biology and Math I on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Students must score a level 3, 4, or 5 to be proficient in these courses.

Senior Activities

June 1--Senior Class picture at school house steps at 5:30 p.m.  Baccalaureate and awards at Andrews First Baptist Church at 6:00 p.m.

June 2--Final Senior Exit Projects 3:15-4:30 p.m.

June 3rd--Senior Breakfast 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Graduation Practice 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Senior Picnic 11:45-2:00 p.m.

Yearbook distribution and signing 2:15-3:05 p.m.

June 4th--Graduation practice 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Seniors arrive at 6:45 p.m.

Graduation at 8:00 p.m. Hugh Hamilton Stadium

Free Physicals

Med West will be providing free physicals for our athletes on Thursday, June 4th from 1:00-3:00 in the AHS gym.  Rising 7-12th grade students are welcome to come and get a physical.  The physical forms must be filled out by the parent for the child to participate.  Forms are available at AHS and AMS.

Attendance Makeup

Students can make up attendance every day this week. Monday-Thursday from 3:05-4:35 and on Friday from 11:35-2:05 (Friday will make up 2 absences).

Summer School

Summer School will be June 8-18 for students who have not received credit in classes, were not proficient on EOC's or who are over in days in their classes.  Students will be at AHS from 8:00-11:30 a.m.

Summer Driver's Ed

The NC General Assembly has not finalized the budget and we are not sure about Driver's Ed.  However, we would like to get a list of students who will be 14 and a half and are interested in taking a class this summer.  The class is planned for July 27-August 7 8:00-11:00 a.m. at AHS.  If your son/daughter is interested, they should sign up at AHS office.


Attendance Saturday School

Thanks to everyone who came on Saturday to make up attendance.  Students who still need to stay after school and make up time every day the final week of school. Students can only accumulate 7 absences in any given class and still receive credit.


Attention Students
You will no longer be able to check out books from the library. All library books need to be returned ASAP. All textbooks need to be turned in by Tuesday, June 2.

Attention Seniors 
Please make sure you have turned in all library books and textbooks to Mrs. McMahan. If you do not return these items, you will have to pay for them.

Summer Classes at TCCC

Any rising Junior or Senior who would like to take summer classes at TCCC should contact Mrs. Rickett.


The Shannon Christy Memorial Scholarship is now available in the Guidance office.



Once again, AHS students are sprucing up the campus by adding plants.  With the recent construction in the stadium and other new additions, we need to fill in many areas.  If you have plants you would like to donate, please drop them off at the office or call 321-5415 and someone will pick them up.

Picnic Tables

We are looking to upgrade the outdoor classroom across the bridge from the office area with concrete picnic tables and benches.  If you know of a local distributor for concrete tables, please contact Mrs. Haynes with this information. Also, if you are an AHS alumni and would like to donate to the picnic table fund or purchase a table as a graduating class, please contact Mrs. Haynes.

Cap and Gown 

Cap and gown proofs are available at the Blue Denim website: bluedenimphoto.com/

Free and Reduced Lunch Forms  

Free and Reduced Lunch forms are still available in the office at AHS and here


Yearbooks are now on sale!  You can now order and pay for them online.

Athletics Announcements

Spring Sports have begun.  Check the AHS Athletics Facebook page to keep track of changes in scheduled games and events!